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Do I have a rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by indego_88, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. indego_88

    indego_88 In the Brooder

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    This are my two new chickens. Unfortunatly its hard to tell what gender they are because their tails have been pecked. Would any of you know? They are around 17 weeks old.
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  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    I say hen............
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Songster

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    looks like a hen to me.
     
  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Songster

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    I would say hen, but I'm not an expert...I think by then you would hear crowing if it was a rooster. Poor thing! her tail is completely gone!
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Looks like a female to me as well. Poor girl....
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Hen
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Female
     
  8. indego_88

    indego_88 In the Brooder

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    here is another pictures that I didnt get a chance to put up before because I had to race out the door... im glad to here it looks like a hen. we had to take our lovely Australorp who turned out to be a rooster back.

    and yes they do look funny with no tail!!

    its because they were in a pen with other chickens that didnt have their beaks cut. now they are with two lovely isa brown who wouldnt harm them at all [​IMG]

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  9. jonbanks

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    thats a hen
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    Pullet.
     

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